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frugalman
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Mar 10, 2013 14:43 |  #1

kind of off topic question
do you keep your camera strapless? reason is, on my old canon before, the black paint would chip/rub off of the metal rings. Do you care about that?




  
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Mar 10, 2013 14:45 |  #2

i dont use the regular strap, when needed though, especially when travelling or out for a walk, I'll use my Carryspeed strap for DSLR, MF and C-Loop strap for RF


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Mar 10, 2013 14:46 |  #3

I hold it in my hands, but I wrap the strap around my hand so it doesn't wall to the ground like a brick if my hands slip.


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Mar 10, 2013 14:51 |  #4

anyone use this solution?

http://i16.photobucket​.com …2/dynamo1131/IM​G_4878.jpg (external link)




  
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Mar 10, 2013 14:56 |  #5

I use a strap almost always. Get the POTN Strap and it won't mar the paintjob;

http://www.procamerage​ar.com/catalog/index.p​hp?cPath=30 (external link)

EDIT: These are in fact Optech straps.
they have amazing cushioning in the strap pad on the back.
The attachment to the camera is a woven webbing, so no wear on the camera, and they have VERY SOLID yet easy to access quick release snaps, so you can remove the neck strap easier and quickly.

With the Neckstrap removed, the two ends on the camera have one male, one female connector, so you can snap them together to make a simple yet effective hand strap.

All my bodies have these straps. They can hold a 1D mounted to a 500mm with no problem.


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Mar 10, 2013 14:58 |  #6

Usually without, except when I'm travelling... but I'm actually looking for something with which I can easily clip the OEM strap on when needed (maybe some click thingy that goes between the strap and camera?).




  
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Mar 10, 2013 15:00 as a reply to  @ katvisman's post |  #7

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Mar 10, 2013 15:02 |  #8

I've used all kinds, neck straps, hand straps, black rapid, etc... HATED them all.

Feel much better going strapless, haven't dropped the camera a single time. I think it made me more cautious.


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Mar 10, 2013 15:04 as a reply to  @ katvisman's post |  #9

I use a Canon movie camera hand strap. I wrap it around my wrist. If I loose my grip on the camera hopefully it won't hit the ground. I carry a neck strap in my kit if I decide that I want to hang the camera around my neck.




  
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Mar 10, 2013 15:05 |  #10

I'm thinking of buying one of these. Anyone have an opinion on them?

(Disregard the ...uh...fashionable look).


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Mar 10, 2013 15:06 |  #11

Depends on the situation. If I am on the move, then a black rapid. If I am relatively stationary, then strapless.


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Mar 10, 2013 15:07 |  #12

I always use straps. Not the one Canon supplies with the camera... those suck and were causing me to have neck and back problems. I use OpTech and similar straps... much healthier. The POTN straps appear to be OpTech. So are the ones CPS occasionally gives away. Several of the OpTech models allow you to unclip most of the strap, leaving just short ends. I use those on super tele lenses, so I can unclip them after the lens is securely mounted on a tripod.

I could care less if there's some wear and tear on the cameras... I bought them to use, not to keep looking like new. The straps that use a loop really don't wear on the camera anyway, the way the old metal clips did.


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Mar 10, 2013 15:10 |  #13

Optech sling or BR type sling strap if I want a strap. No hand strap ever for me.
OEM strap always stays in the plastic and in the box.


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Mar 10, 2013 15:12 |  #14

I have a strap on my big 400mm, makes it easier to carry. Otherwise no strap right now.


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Mar 10, 2013 15:22 |  #15

frugalman wrote in post #15698727 (external link)
kind of off topic question
do you keep your camera strapless? reason is, on my old canon before, the black paint would chip/rub off of the metal rings. Do you care about that?

I use a strap always. I have an OpTech neck strap which I add extenders to so that it hangs lower. That way it works like a sling for me. I carry it like a sling, but I don't have to use the tripod mount and carry it upside down. With the strap extensions it is long enough to bring up and shoot without unslinging it.

I learned a long time ago to never even pick up my camera without putting the strap around my neck for security.


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